User Experience Design
Graduates of the User Experience (UX) Design program will expand future possibilities in people’s daily lives through products, environments, systems and services that are enhanced by technologically mediated human interactions.
This program is situated at the intersection of technology and creative practice. Here, students learn how to design technologically mediated systems and experiences, and human interactions with objects, spaces, and interfaces. Through in-depth user research, iterative prototyping, and usability testing, students will explore experiences amidst new and emerging technologies in areas including artificial intelligence (AI), extended reality (XR), robotics, smart mobility, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
UX Design is currently a STEM-designated program. International students completing this program qualify to apply for the STEM OPT (optional practical training) extension.
The program is grounded in creativity, speculative thinking, and experimental practices in response to rich socio- and techno-cultural themes. With access to CCS’s world-class studios and resources, students further their own skills and knowledge through hands-on learning. Critical inquiry and design provocations sharpen insights as students become adept with models of interaction, experience, and communication.
Students will learn to sketch and prototype with hardware and software for design ideation and development and apply code to bring creative concepts to life. Students will also learn about physical and cognitive ergonomics in human-machine and system interactions.
User experience (UX) design
Human factors research and cognitive ergonomics
Automotive UX and smart mobility
User interface (UI) design
Digital business and entrepreneurship
Academic research (Ph.D.)
Roland Frohman III
BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
Senior UX Designer
Ke (Coco) Xu
User Experience Designer
Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, Princeton University
Senior Product Owner
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